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Revealed: Huge gas flaring emissions never reported

Hussein Faleh/BBCMajor oil companies are not declaring a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions, a BBC News investigation has revealed.The BBC found millions of tonnes of undeclared emissions from gas flaring at oil fields where BP, Eni,...

Over 1,700 environment activists killed in decade – report

Getty ImagesAn environmental activist has been killed every two days on average over the past decade, a new study shows.The report from Global Witness says that more than 1,700 people have died while trying to prevent mining, oil drilling or logging...

Big oil's toxic emissions from flaring undeclared

Hussein Faleh/BBC NewsMajor oil companies are not declaring a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions, a BBC News investigation has revealed.The BBC found millions of tonnes of undeclared emissions from gas flaring at oil fields where BP,...

Dogs can sniff out stress on owner's breath

Queen's University, BelfastOur canine companions have proven once again how finely tuned they are to our feelings - this time in scientific sniffing test. Scientists discovered that dogs can smell stress in our breath and sweat. Four dogs - pets...

Hurricane Ian: Florida fears catastrophic flooding as storm nears

Getty ImagesResidents in Florida are anxiously bracing for life-threatening tidal surges, floods and winds as Hurricane Ian approaches.The storm has already thrashed western Cuba and is expected to intensify before it makes landfall in Florida. The...

Study contradicts Rees-Mogg over hydrogen for heating

ReutersA new study has cast doubt on government claims that hydrogen could be used to heat homes and so cut greenhouse gas emissions.The report, published in the journal Joule, analysed more than 30 studies that looked at hydrogen and heating.All...

Wildlife protection helps species thrive in Europe – report

Daniel Mirlea / Rewilding EuropeMany wildlife species are thriving in Europe thanks to protection and re-introduction, a new report finds.Grey wolves, Eurasian beavers, grey seals, and European bison have seen some of the strongest recoveries in...

More than half of the world's palm trees in danger

RBG KewMore than a thousand species of palm tree are at risk of extinction, according to a study.Scientists used artificial intelligence to assess risks to the entire palm family, from tall trees to climbing plants.The data gives a much better idea...

Hurricane Ian forces Nasa to shelter Artemis Moon rocket

NASAThe American space agency is to pull its Artemis-I Moon rocket off the launch pad in Florida because of an approaching hurricane.Nasa says the Space Launch System (SLS) vehicle will be rolled back into its engineering workshop to protect...

People smuggler: I get clients to sign a waiver

A people smuggler says the UK government’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda is no deterrent for his customers. Jane Corbin meets him at his base in Turkey. As night falls, I climb a creaking staircase to meet with a kingpin in the...

How King Charles helped save British farmhouse cheese

Getty Images King Charles III is famous for his support of environmental and social causes over the years, but did you know he also played a decisive role in the renaissance of traditional artisan cheese in the UK? He has used his authority to...

Government review of ELMS farming subsidies stokes anger

A major overhaul of farm subsidies was put in place, but the government has signaled their intent to review the overhaul. Farmers and environmentalists are greatly worried about the government watering down the industrial reform, but some...

Storm Ian delays launch of Nasa's Artemis I Moon rocket

NASA's Artemis I moon rocket was supposed to launch on September 8, 2020, but bad weather delayed the launch. The Artemis I mission is the first step in NASA's plan to return humans to the moon by 2024. The rocket will launch an unmanned Orion...

EU 'must take seriously' Putin nuclear threats – Borrell

  Seven months since Russia's invasion of Ukraine began, analysts agree that President Putin's forces are on the back foot, but he said a "diplomatic solution" must be reached, one that "preserves the sovereignty and territorial integrity of...

Would more UK gas actually bring down prices?

The government has confirmed it is ending the ban in the UK on fracking, a controversial technique that involves drilling and using liquids at high pressure to release shale gas. In her first speech as prime minister, Liz Truss said: "We will get...

Climate change risk to coastal castles – English Heritage

The charity, which manages over 400 historic sites across England, highlighted six castles threatened by coastal erosion and rising sea levels. They include Tintagel in Cornwall and Hurst Castle in Hampshire It is appealing for money to repair...

Climate change: Spike in Amazon emissions linked to law enforcement

Getty ImagesCarbon emissions in the Amazon region in 2019 and 2020 more than doubled compared to the average of the previous eight years, according to a new study.Deforestation for agriculture and fires were the main drivers of the increase,...

Artemis: Nasa's Moon rocket completes fuelling test

ReutersNasa's giant Moon rocket has completed a fuelling test that should open the way to it making a maiden flight.Controllers managed to fill the Space Launch System vehicle with 2.7 million litres of liquid hydrogen and oxygen on Wednesday - a...

Rural areas hit harder by cost-of-living crisis, study finds

Peter CadeThe cost-of-living crisis is hitting people living in rural areas harder than those living in towns and cities, according to a new report. The study, by the Rural Services Network, says those in the countryside are spending much more on...

Fracking ban lifted, government announces

Danny Lawson/ PA WireFracking can go ahead in England, the government said on Thursday, lifting a ban on the controversial process.A moratorium was put in place in 2019 following concerns over earth tremors.But with the energy crisis worsening...

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